A Frosty Sunrise

My how time goes by!  It’s already past the middle of January of a new year!  I just took the picture in my header this morning.  The orange was so intense when I first spotted it, but just the few minutes it took me, to first check for new e-mail, and answer questions regarding shop listings, etc, it changed completely.  But I thought it was still worth taking.  Only 27 degrees, a hard frost, and the sun rising.  It’s going to be a good day!

I have been sewing and sewing, mostly to restock the shop.  But I do have pictures that I would like to share with you, from my completed, yes you read that right, completed projects from the end of 2012.

Colin's quilt

Here is the quilt that I finished for our new grandson, Colin.  He was born in November, a sweet little guy…

Colin - Newborn

I took some of the extra fabric and made him some matching washcloths..

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And then I made him a matching fabric basket with his name on it.

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I purchased an embroidery machine in November so that I can do projects like this one, and some monogramming on items in the shop, more on that later.

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And this was the quilt label that I machine stitched for the back of the quilt.

We also had another grandson in August, my son’s….

Zane - Newborn

Ducky Hamper

I picked up this old wicker hamper, which was somewhat beat up and all white, and painted it for baby Zane.  I thought that the ducky should be blue to match his room, and I made a new liner for it. I also made a fabric basket and covered memory board with the blue checked fabric, but gave it away before I took some pictures!

Like most people, I look to the new year to make resolutions, or promises if you will, of what I would like to accomplish or do differently this year.  I’ve decided to keep it simple this year, since I know how things change as time goes on.  One promise that I made myself was to finish the projects that I have started, and I have some that have been around for a long, long time, before I start new ones.  And I have tons of new ones that I would like to do.  So I am doing just that.

Lap Quilt

I don’t know if anyone remembers this lap quilt, but it has been setting in the closet folded up and waiting to be completed.  I actually had it all machine quilted and ready for the binding.  Then I noticed that all of the quilting needed to be removed.  The tension on my machine, don’t know how I missed it, but it was off.  And the stitching on the back looked terrible.  So I have started removing it.  I am about half way done.  This will be my first project to get completed. And I have someone in mind that I will be giving it to.

Then on to this one……

Orange Sherbert Quilt top

This is my Orange Sherbert Quilt.  I only did the top, then never assembled the quilt.  It is a crib size quilt, so I guess you know where I may be going with this one?

I have other projects, but lets just get these couple done first, ha, ha!

What projects are you tackling this year?  Please share with me! Maybe we can support each other and get them done!

Enjoy your day!

We

Bloggers Quilt Festival – Fall 2009

After seeing everyone having so much fun with the Bloggers Quilt Festival, I just had to jump on board!  There are tons of prizes to be given away, and so, so many blogs listed to visit! There is nothing like a large group of friendly quilters to inspire you!

I want to showcase this quilt….

Coin Quilt

This quilt has special meaning to me.  First of all, I made it for my niece’s first baby.   I chose fabrics for this special quilt that  I had chosen to make things for my daughter when she was small.  Going through and choosing the fabrics brought back many pleasant memories for me.  I felt that this particular quilt needed to be made with fabric that had a special meaning.

Pink Coin Quilt

This quilt was also the first quilt that I had attempted to machine quilt.  I had always hand quilted or tied any quilts or patchwork projects that I completed in the past.

Quilting Closeup

And this quilt is also the first quilt that I have completed in many years!  I moved away from sewing, quilting and crafting for a number of years so that I could return to school.  Needless to say,  raising a family, working full time, and going to school full time, I didn’t have time to sew.  Although it wasn’t a large project, it gave me a real sense of accomplishment.

This quilt represents many special firsts that connect to the past and bring things full circle for me.  I know that Lindsey is enjoying this quilt for her new baby girl, and I have been able to share a part of my daughter’s past with her.

Thanks for stopping by and sharing this with me!  Take care!

Cheryl

Disappointments and New Beginnings

Well, I have to say that I am disappointed.

The pinwheel baby quilt that I have been working on for the baby shower at work just isn’t working out.  I have been having too many problems quilting it.  I guess that there are too many ‘firsts’ on this one for me.  (I started the list here, but thank goodness for you there is a delete button!)

Just being who I am, I can’t give someone a gift that I am not happy with.  I believe that the future is going to include removing stitches, and a lot of re-sewing! And the quilt will remain in the family (hehe!)

So life goes on!

Peter Rabbit!
Peter Rabbit!

I have this Peter Rabbit fabric that I have been waiting for the right moment to use, and some red gingham, and red ric rac and white eyelet.  I think that this has baby written all over it!  I have already started……

what do I call this? accomplishments?

I actually accomplished a couple of things that were on my list from last week:

The label made and sewn on the Coin Quilt baby quilt, and mailed out today:

Coin Quilt LabelThis was the first time that I used any of the decorative stitches and letters on this machine.

And I chose the fabric and pattern that I am going to do for the baby quilt for the shower in a few weeks (another baby girl!):

some lavender
some lavender

some pink
some pink
aqua blue fabrics
aqua blue fabrics